My I recently had my aluminum valve cover off, I reused the old gasket and it leaked, someone at my work suggested Hi-temp rtv, so I tryed that, it lasted about two drives before it started leaking. I ordered a new gasket tonight, does anyone know the proper bolt length for a clifford valve cover?
I had an aluminum Clifford 6=8 that kept leaking in college. We took it off and the straight edge told us it was warped by over .040". The metal shop professor milled the surface flat and it never leaked again.
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1979 CJ7, FI 5.0L Ford, NP435, D300, Full floated D44 Detroit, D30 Detroit EZ Locker.
Place thin coat HT RTV on cover and head, allow to setup for about 10 mins. Then place NEW gasket on head, place valve cover on. Start in the middle both sides and only hand tighten,working your way outward on both sides. Let set about 10 mins then working both sides from middle to outside and torque to spec.Has never failed me yet
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1980 CJ-7 258 Dana 300, SR-4 Trans, Basically Stock Except One Piece Rear Axles, Weber Carburetor. *[\`\]*
It can be easy to over tighten on the valve cover. I went trough 2 gasket last year before I did the RTV along with a new gasket and only hand tight, set for 12 hours, then torque to spec. stopped leaking....as for the bolt length i wouldn't know.